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by Tsai Ming-Liang


A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, while his young son and daughter roam the supermarkets and malls surviving off free food samples. Each night the family takes shelter in an abandoned building. The father is strangely affected by a hypnotic mural adorning the wall of this makeshift home. On the day of the father’s birthday the family is joined by a woman—might she be the key to unlocking the buried emotions that linger from the past?

international title: Stray Dogs
original title: Jiaoyou
country: Taiwan, Province of China, France
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Tsai Ming-Liang
film run: 138'
screenplay: Song Pengfei, Tsai Ming-Liang, Chen Yu Tung
cast: Chen Shiang-Chyi, Lee Kang-sheng, Yi Cheng Lee, Yi Chieh Lee, Yi Ching Lu
cinematography by: Liao Pen-Jung, Wen Zhong Sung
film editing: Chen-Ching Lei
producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Vincent Wang
production: JBA Production, Homegreen Films/Taiwan
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main awards/selection

Venice 2013 Grand Jury Prize

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